You’ve even tried some of the stuff you thought you’d never do.
Single-motherhood, unless you’re very well set up with a home, an income and solid support from friends and family can be one-way ticket to depression, isolation and poverty.
And without those things in place, you’re also ineligible to adopt or foster, although that doesn’t stop everyone suggesting it, like it’s never occurred to us!
Friends and family tell their single friends to just ‘get out there’ and suggest ever more and more bizarre (and undignified) suggestions of how to meet a partner (things that they would never dream of doing) without realising that they’ve tried it all.
For me, once I accepted that I was never going to be a mother, I lost interest in dating for a few years.
However, amongst those women joining the private online GW Community born in the 1970s, it seems that social infertility is increasingly prevalent.